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62tucker

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Been out in back garden and it was like a summers day really. Sunny. Warmish really. No wind. ( for now). Anyway a few small birds flew onto a feeder. I sure they looked like fledglings. Small with long tails. The feathers looked like they had just left the nest. A bit ruffled. Never had my phone to take a photo. Surely they not be nesting yet never mind chicks or fledglings.
 

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Been out in back garden and it was like a summers day really. Sunny. Warmish really. No wind. ( for now). Anyway a few small birds flew onto a feeder. I sure they looked like fledglings. Small with long tails. The feathers looked like they had just left the nest. A bit ruffled. Never had my phone to take a photo. Surely they not be nesting yet never mind chicks or fledglings.
Like a little ball of fluff with a long tail?? My guess would be long tailled tits - we have around 8 that visit the feeders in the garden every couple of hours - beautiful little things - love 'em.
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Must of been them. Thanks for the reply’s. Never seen them in my back garden before. 👍🏼
 

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Must of been them. Thanks for the reply’s. Never seen them in my back garden before. 👍🏼
They only started visiting my garden in the last six months, have also had a pair of goldfinches visiting since last summer and since Christmas we have had a blackcap for the first time feeding regularly.
 

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Had some house sparrows thieving the fibre matting from a couple of hanging baskets the other day, now ive got to buy some new liners because they took about 4 " from one side
 

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The only problem I've had with Niger seed is that every single that drops onto the garden germinates :devilish:
I know I have got 5 of them but well worth it seeing them. Quite timid but the do love it. 2 peanut feeders and 3 mixed seed feeders. The worst is the wheat!!! Going to try taking out the wheat but its like counting maggots in a tub:LOL:
 

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We get a big flock of longtails down club lakes amongst other species.
Very acrobatic whilst searching branches for food.
 

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You can buy bird food that has been heat treated so it doesn't germinate.
 

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I know I have got 5 of them but well worth it seeing them. Quite timid but the do love it. 2 peanut feeders and 3 mixed seed feeders. The worst is the wheat!!! Going to try taking out the wheat but its like counting maggots in a tub:LOL:
We get Woodpigeons and Collared Doves and they clear up the wheat.
 

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Long tailed tits are fantastic little birds. Once the leaves on the trees and insects start emerging in numbers, you barely notice them. I see loads in the bare trees when fishing the Swale and Tees. You generally hear their cheeping before you actually spot them.
 
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